SDCMS Foundation and Net Chemistry Introduce eConsults to San Diego
The SDCMS Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with software development company Net Chemistry (1) to bring an e-consult system to San Diego. eConsults will revolutionize the way physicians communicate about patient care and ultimately reduce the need for specialty visits for underserved populations.
Through the e-consult system, primary care physicians (PCPs) at community clinics will be able to electronically connect with specialists for “curbside consultations.” With more than 90 sites throughout the county, community clinics provide primary care for the vast majority of safety-net patients in San Diego. These clinic PCPs are frequently forced to make specialty referrals for issues that they could likely manage at the clinic if they had the input of a specialist. Fortunately, eConsults will allow clinic PCPs to engage in an electronic curbside consultation with a variety of appropriate specialists who are seeking an easier way to provide care for the safety net.
PCPs will be able to log onto a user-friendly, HIPAA-compliant, web-based e-consult system that allows them to share patient information and receive a timely response through secure messaging from a specialist. eConsults is an innovative, simple way to reduce healthcare costs while providing critically needed care for the most vulnerable residents of San Diego.
Are you a specialist interested in using eConsults? If so, please contact Lauren Radano, healthcare access manager, at (858) 565-7930 or Lauren.Radano@SDCMS.org.
1. Net Chemistry is an Internet solutions provider to the health and financial services industries whose systems have handled billions of dollars in transactions. Net Chemistry specializes in web-based information enrollment, distribution, and tracking systems comprised of secure, scalable software modules that can be rapidly customized to fit each client’s unique business parameters.